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MFAK - Swordfish progress

December 11 2011 at 4:58 PM
Adrian  (Login AdrianMF)
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Hello all,

I read somewhere that the new Airfix Swordfish is meant to be available on Monday. I got back from my travels on Thursday and spent the weekend having a blitz on my old (1958?) Swordfish build to try to finish it. Here's where I got to:

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Codes and serial are home made on inkjet printer decal paper. Overdid the fuselage and tail washes a bit - I used acrylic with not enough washing up liquid - so it was hard to get some of the excess grime off again...

Nearly there now - why can't I work this fast all the time?

Thanks for looking,

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William De Coster
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But you don't need the new Airfix Swordfish :-)

December 11 2011, 5:07 PM 

You can make a very decent example out of the old one Adrian - hat off to you !

Monday - tomorrow - the new release ??? The thing is already all over eBay, I've been thinking of getting one... but I just bought a Monogram B-52.... for a cheaper price... and still feeling guilty about that sad.gif !

Great work - I'm still impressed with how your cockpit interior looks like - and all these additions you made, I'm very positive your build can stand up next to the new release

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(Login AdrianMF)
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That's a lotta plastic...

December 12 2011, 5:10 AM 

I assume it's 1/72 not 1/48!


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John Bollig
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Wow, that is a spicy meatball,

December 12 2011, 12:15 PM 

really nice modeling job there...

Nah, you don't need the new swordfish... You did better.... yeahhhhhhhhhhhh

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Erik the H
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Doesn't look to me like you need to wait for the new one! n/t

December 11 2011, 5:12 PM 

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Malcolm McKay
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Very nice work on that interior, n/t

December 11 2011, 6:20 PM 

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Jorge Raúl Figari
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Yours is better than the new one!

December 11 2011, 6:20 PM 

Hi Adrian,

that's absolutley impressive!

The cowl looks quite improved. How did you do that?


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Dan Smith
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Oh Boy, Adrian!

December 11 2011, 7:14 PM 

That one will give the new mold a run for it's money. You can really see the interior nicely and then red primer on the interior is a sweet detail.

Well done!

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Allan Buttrick
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You're sure this isn't the new tool version?.............

December 11 2011, 8:05 PM 

It sure looks that way to me.
Real nice job on that olde classic Adrian, please post several pics when done !!!!


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Stuart Milliken
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Wow, VERY impressive!

December 11 2011, 9:16 PM 

That interior is a work of art. The weathering looks good from where I sit too. Can't wait to see more, especially with the rigging all done up.


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Fred Coulson
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Simply great

December 12 2011, 4:49 AM 

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Tim Mixon
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Great work!

December 12 2011, 11:36 AM 

plase post more pics of the finished work!

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Ted Preston
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You Put The String In Stringbag!

December 12 2011, 2:09 PM 

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(Login AdrianMF)
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Thanks everyone!

December 13 2011, 7:02 AM 

I hope to be done next weekend. I'll include how I did the wing tip handholds and what I did for the cowling, but my main advice would be buy the new one!


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